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Discover Bologna on Foot

If it's your first time in Bologna, you'll want to stroll through its various neighbourhoods and discover it from the perspective of a local. During this introductory walking tour, you’ll be immersed in the city’s charm and vibrant culture, learn how to navigate it and get tips on

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Italian
Tour by Gabriele
Local Guru

I’m a certified Tour Leader in Emilia Romagna and with me, you can discover the original charm and lively character of the fascinating cities in this region, get insider stories, and discover hidden gems and local markets.

If it's true that the place where we are born says so much about us, then Bologna and generally my region Emilia Romagna represent my best business card. I love good food, good company and traditions, but at the same time, I consider myself a curious globetrotter.

This last aspect has led me to explore different cultures, languages, and countries: I've lived in Estonia, Spain, Germany, and Canada at different stages of my life. I keep unique memories of each of those places, because I have been fortunate enough to share my experiences with locals, and I acknowledge how this aspect can make a visit unique.

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  • Experience the real Bologna with a local
  • Learn the best ways to navigate the city
  • Get insider tips for great local spots to eat, drink, and shop
  • See Bologna’s iconic attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots

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Get familiar with Bologna by exploring it on foot with a local guru by your side!

Bologna is a fabulous place to discover, but visitors often stick to the famous well-known sights and attractions. Yet the city features many great unexplored gems, corners, bars and restaurants. You just need to know where to find them.

The tour starts at the fascinating ‘Mercato Delle Erbe’ food market, where you'll learn about Bologna's typical flavours and aromas.

You'll then stroll across some of the most famous points of interest in the city, and hear legends and anecdotes of the oldest university in the Western World as you wander from the Archiginnasio to Via Zamboni.

Next, you'll discover the voice of Bologna's past by admiring the flow of the Canale delle Moline, and finally, find out why water has been the source of economic progress and prosperity for the city.

And it wouldn't be a proper local experience without uncovering some hidden gems along the way, getting local tips on where to eat the most delicious tagliatella or gelato in town, or where to shop authentic Italian products.

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What’s included & not included

  • Italian espresso
  • Tailored relaxed walk
  • English & Spanish certified local tour leader
  • Transportation costs
  • Tickets to attractions
  • Food & Drinks
  • Deep historic explanation of monuments/churches/museums

Meeting point

Mercato delle Erbe, Piazza Maggiore

Reviews from travellers (3)


An amazing night tour on foot
for Gabriele’s tour (Discover Bologna on Foot)
This is one of the best tours I had .. Gabrielle is such a knowledgeable guide who is very passionate about his city ... He brings you to very nice places you probably won’t find them yourself .... I had a course and my schedule was extremely tight so he tailored the tour according to my schedule and was very keen to show me everything in the beautiful Bologna..I highly recommend Gabrielle to anyone visiting Bologna
Fabulous Time
for Gabriele’s tour (Discover Bologna on Foot)
Gabriele was wonderful! He showed us all around Bologna and was very knowledgeable. We went into several beautiful churches and he had much advice as to what else to see and do in Bologna. It’s a beautiful city.... we ended our tour sharing a glass of wine. Couldn’t ask for a better guide!!
Wonderful morning cruising the streets of Bologna
for Gabriele’s tour (Discover Bologna on Foot)
We spent the morning wandering through the red city with Gabriele, in and out of the sights and under the porticos. We thoroughly enjoyed his historical and cultural insights & perspective on modern life here. He also arranged tours with other Like a Local guides for us - an aperitivo tour with Sonia and hiking with Enrica which were fabulous & meant we covered a lot in 2 days. Gabriele’s tips on restaurants & shopping we’re spot on too, so we felt like we had a very authentic & local experience in Bologna..

This operator has 6 reviews for other tours


Great guide
for Gabriele
Gabriele met me at the agreed location and time. He was very clear about the meeting location. He then took me around the town and showed me all the important sites. He is from Bologna and he knows a lot about the city and the area; its history, culture, heritage and architecture. However, more importantly he is passionate and motivated. He really cares about what he is doing and he wanted to make sure I get the best experience. I highly recommend him and when I go back to Bologna, I will definitely book a tour with him again.
Excellent tour
for Gabriele’s tour (Bologna Street Food Experience)
Gabriele, our guide, has really a lot of knowledge about the (history of) the city. He brings you to very nice places you probably won't find yourself. Excellent food and drinks as well.
for Gabriele’s tour (Bologna Street Food Experience)
Great tour we were the only couple so had undivided attention. Gabriele was our guide and he was brilliant. Lots of knowledge and took us to great places. Would highly recommended guide and tour.
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